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You'll never believe what happened to Lacey : crazy stories about racism

Ruffin, Amber (author.). Lamar, Lacey (author.).

Summary

Summary: Writer and performer on Late Night with Seth Meyers Amber Ruffin writes with her sister Lacey Lamar with humor and heart to share absurd anecdotes about everyday experiences of racism. Now a writer and performer on Late Night with Seth Meyers and host of The Amber Ruffin Show, Amber Ruffin lives in New York, where she is no one's First Black Friend and everyone is, as she puts it, "stark raving normal." But Amber's sister Lacey? She's still living in their home state of Nebraska, and trust us, you'll never believe what happened to Lacey. From racist donut shops to strangers putting their whole hand in her hair, from being mistaken for a prostitute to being mistaken for Harriet Tubman, Lacey is a lightning rod for hilariously ridiculous yet all-too-real anecdotes. She's the perfect mix of polite, beautiful, petite, and Black that apparently makes people think "I can say whatever I want to this woman." And now, Amber and Lacey share these entertainingly horrifying stories through their laugh-out-loud sisterly banter. Painfully relatable or shockingly eye-opening (depending on how often you have personally been followed by security at department stores), this book tackles modern-day racism with the perfect balance of levity and gravity.

Item details

  • ISBN: 1538719347
  • ISBN: 9781538719343
  • ISBN: 1538719363
  • ISBN: 9781538719367
  • Physical Description: xxiv, 215 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
    print
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Grand Central Publishing, 2021.

Contents / Notes

Formatted Contents Note: Preface -- Why? Why would a person do this? -- About the authors -- Intro -- I got a million of 'em -- I find this hard to believe -- Is this a joke? -- I do not care for these stories -- Let's take a break and have some more silly stories -- White church: The worst place on Earth -- Amber ruins the book -- I want to put this book down and run away from it -- There's nothing I can say to you to make you believe these stories, but here they are anyway.
Subject: United States
Racism
Race relations
African Americans Social conditions
African American wit and humor
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Race & Ethnic Relations
HUMOR / Topic / Cultural, Ethnic & Regional
HUMOR / Form / Essays
Lamar, Lacey
Ruffin, Amber
Racism Anecdotes
African American wit and humor
African Americans Social conditions Humor
United States Race relations Humor
Genre: Biographies.
Anecdotes.
Humor.
Humor.
Biographies.
Anecdotes.
Biography.

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